The buddy comedy series “Shake It Up,” the first sitcom built around dance, introduces high spirited best friends CeCe Jones and Rocky Blue who land their dream job as background dancers on the most popular teen dance show “Shake It Up, Chicago!” Now, between learning the latest dance styles, navigating the backstage antics of their “frenemies,” balancing responsibilities at home and their newfound social status at school, the girls encounter plenty of comedic bumps in the road. “Shake It Up” was created by Chris Thompson (“Laverne and Shirley,” “Bosom Buddies,” “The Naked Truth,” “Action”) and is executive-produced by Thompson and Rob Lotterstein (“The War at Home,” “Ellen”).
Contrasting in personality, CeCe and Rocky are lifelong friends and would do anything for each other. CeCe’s impulsive and adventurous nature and Rocky’s measured approach and efforts to keep them on the right track, make their friendship that much stronger, as they complement each other like two dancers in a pas de deux. Their drive and determination propel each other to keep striving for more including a promotion to become one of the Wild Things, the lead dancers on “Shake It Up, Chicago!”
When they’re not dancing, CeCe is usually taking care of her ingenious younger brother Flynn, while their mother works as a police officer; and Rocky is usually studying or finding charity work like raising money for a senior citizens center. The duo also embarks on fun adventures with their longtime and well connected friend, Deuce Martinez; hang out with Rocky’s hip, sarcastic older brother Ty; and occasionally tangle with rivals Gunther and Tinka, who also happen to be background dancers on “Shake It Up, Chicago!”
“Shake It Up” stars Bella Thorne as CeCe Jones; Zendaya as Raquel ‘Rocky’ Blue; Adam Irigoyen (“Wizards Of Waverly Place”) as Deuce Martinez; Davis Cleveland (“Good Luck Charlie,” “Desperate Housewives”) as Flynn Jones; Kenton Duty (“Lost”) as Gunther; and Roshon Fegan (“Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam”) as Ty Blue.
“Shake It Up” is a production of It’s a Laugh Productions, Inc. It carries a TV-G parental guideline.